Just taking a glance at our name might lead you to think we value performance. The truth is, we’re absolutely obsessed with performance. We take Internet performance to the next level, providing our customers with only the latest in hardware and the fastest pipes available. Read on if you’re interested in seeing how our high-performance edge can help your company.
Our performance is top-notch because we commit ourselves to only using the latest Cisco equipment, the fastest connections, and the best software. Want proof? Ask any of our clients, who love to boast about the speed of their sites.
ZeroLag offers industrial-strength, scalable, mission-critical networking to all of its hosted customers. Our network is designed to push multiple gigabits per second, and our outbound bandwidth capacity is currently 6,000 Mb/s, roughly the equivalent of 3,900 T1 lines working all at once. We design our network to have at least 1,000 megabits per second of spare capacity at all times.
We believe that our performance will help your company to excel. Second only to site design, the speed at which your site displays is critical to leaving a good impression with your customers. Hosting with some companies means slow access times and web pages that crawl during peak hours, but ZeroLag is always fast. If your company has an unexpected traffic spike, your site will not slow down, because we don’t “cap” or limit your traffic like many hosting companies do. Unlike the older routers some companies use, our top of the line networking equipment does not drop packets when network load is high. This means that while other companies will simply throw your data away when you are experiencing high traffic, ZeroLag’s network adapts to your traffic. Our network is completely scalable and prepared to handle extremely high levels of traffic, and configured to be reliable during extended periods of high network load.
ZeroLag has set up a fault-tolerant network configuration. The ZeroLag routers are configured for high availability so that traffic coming into or going out of the ZeroLag network will automatically and nearly instantaneously switch over to a redundant network path in the event of a failure.
ZeroLag has six Internet connections to three separate routers operated by two different network providers. On the ZeroLag side, we have two high-performance Cisco edge routers. Our routers intelligently choose inbound and outbound network paths using BGP, the core routing protocol of the Internet.
On the customer side of the network, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) are used to provide high availability of the default gateway for each network block directly connected to the ZeroLag routers. VRRP and HSRP allow an IP address to fail over to a secondary device almost instantaneously in the event of a failure by creating a “virtual” IP address and MAC address which will be migrated between routers automatically.
Please feel free to contact your ZeroLag sales representative if you have any questions about how to add redundancy to your local configuration. We are experts in building and maintaining high-performance, high-availability server clusters.